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Mails: Man Utd fans have learned nothing…

Send your thoughts to theeditor@football365.com Magic McTominay…maybe Is McTominay destined to be the new Darren Fletcher / Michael Carrick figure for Man Utd fans? You know, the one that quite a lot of people underrate (to be polite about it) but that is actually a pretty decent footballer… The one that, despite the player allegedly being ‘sh*te’ for much of their Man Utd career, are found to actually have been vitally important parts of the team, and are subsequently very difficult to replace. Mainly because they followed the managers instructions to a level of competence that 99.99% of the human race could only dream of, rather than attempting to ‘grab the game by the scruff of the neck’ at every available opportunity. It always baffled me how Utd fans (and some of the media) could presume to have seen critical flaws in the abilities of Fletcher and Carrick, that Alex Ferguson was mysteriously oblivious to. Now it seems that this 21 year old player, with about as many first team appearances as I have fingers and toes, who is being selected to play in a team managed by a man that is reputed to be pathologically distrustful of young players, and notoriously difficult to please, is also sh*te. Just like Jesse Lingard is / was sh*te. Yesterday, Mourinho felt the need to address the fans vocalised concerns over elements of the academy graduate’s play, during the vital victory over a Liverpool side that have been demolishing all comers of late. That is the Utd way, is it? Constantly bang on about the history and the culture of the club, and it’s academy, how the manager needs to give youth a chance. Then when a nipper emerges into the team, expose him to ridiculous criticism and baseless judgements based on a handful of appearances. This, despite the very unusual level of trust being placed in said player by a manager who probably forgets more about football every time he downs a glass of post-match red wine, than most fans, including myself, will amass in a lifetime. He’s not doing step-overs, scoring goals or doing a Rabona, so he must be sh*te. Apologies of I have missed something in the below… After 19 first team appearances by McTominay, of which 12 have been starts, Man Utd have won 15, drawn 1 and lost 3. In matches he has started, Utd have lost once, to Bristol City, and drawn away at Sevilla. The others have all been wins. Okay, he went off at half time against Palace when Utd were behind. While it is possible that McTominay will turn out to be the next Darren Gibson, Luke Chadwick or Liam Miller, there is very little proof of that that I can see. I don’t know if he’s sh*te or not to be honest, but I reckon we should be giving the kid a chance. From everything I have seen, he deserves to at least not be written off and scoffed at before he’s even started. Love, Ben, MCFC, Manchester I got Deja Vu on Saturday. Let me take you back to 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/32262278 This is a match report from Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Man United back in April 2015. Here are the main points.. Chelsea 10 points clear at top of league United stay in third place Blues unbeaten at home in league in a year United had 70.3% possession I remember after the game Louis Van Gaal saying we were the better team. We apparently ran them all over the park, had 70% possession and deserved the win. This was no consolation. Mourinho said the whole game had gone perfectly to plan and it was hard to disagree. We attacked and attacked and nothing came of it. Deep down i knew we had been kept at arms length. At that moment i would have given anything to have mourinho at man utd. On one side was a man with a philosophy and on the other was a pragmatist and a stone cold winner. Now we have him I wouldn’t swap him for Klopp, Conte, Pochettino (or obviously) Wenger. Pep is special and so is this city team. Yes i would like Man Utd to play like City and win every week but he chose to manage them and not us. Apart from him there is no better candidate than Jose. One of his most underrated achievements was winning La Liga against possibly the best team in football history. He faces a similar task next season. We have a much better chance with him than without. James (If my spelling is wrong it’s because I’ve had a few) Montagew Been here before I got Deja Vu on Saturday. Let me take you back to 2015. This is a match report from Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Man United back in April 2015. Here are the main points.. Chelsea 10 points clear at top of league United stay in third place Blues unbeaten at home in league in a year United had 70.3% possession I remember after the game Louis Van Gaal saying we were the better team. We apparently ran them all over the park, had 70% possession and deserved the win. This was no consolation. Mourinho said the whole game had gone perfectly to plan and it was hard to disagree. We attacked and attacked and nothing came of it. Deep down i knew we had been kept at arms length. At that moment i would have given anything to have mourinho at man utd. On one side was a man with a philosophy and on the other was a pragmatist and a stone cold winner. Now we have him I wouldn’t swap him for Klopp, Conte, Pochettino (or obviously) Wenger. Pep is special and so is this city team. Yes i would like Man Utd to play like City and win every week but he chose to manage them and not us. Apart from him there is no better candidate than Jose. One of his most underrated achievements was winning La Liga against possibly the best team in football history. He faces a similar task next season. We have a much better chance with him than without. James (If my spelling is wrong it’s because I’ve had a few) Montagew Well done, Jose, you b*stard I expect there’ll be a lot of knotted knickers about tactics and the result and so on, but fair do’s to United. It was a defence versus offence scrimmage and on the day the defence won. This was...

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Published By: Fottball 365 - Sunday, 11 March







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